Class 7A and 6A Tournament parings almost set

 All that is left to decide is the 7A-West boys 2-3-4 seeds. An explanation of that scenario, as well as a few tiebreaks, in a bit.

Girls: Rogers 65, Springdale 60

Brooke Sagely scored a team-high 25 points and knocked down clutch free throws late to help Rogers High outlast Springdale High in its season finale.

Sagely made 13 of 14 free throws and also grabbed eight rebounds as the Lady Mounties (9-18, 3-11) held off Springdale down the stretch after rallying from a double-digit first-half deficit.

Rogers trailed 31-20 in the second quarter, but went on a 29-10 run to take the lead and control of the game. The Lady Mounties finished off a season sweep of the Lady Bulldogs in their final game.

Callie King added 13 and Samantha Brown 11 for Rogers.

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Boys: Springdale 61, Rogers 45

SPRINGDALE — Springdale High’s seniors finished their final game in Bulldog Gym in impressive fashion.

And the Bulldogs got a glimpse of a bright future, too.

Senior Chris Owens scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead four Bulldogs in double figures in a 61-45 win over Rogers High.

Fellow seniors Tyler Tutt and TreShawn Gause joined Owens in double figures, scoring 11 and 10, respectively. And so did freshman Tyler Garrett, scoring an impressive 10 points and also chipping in three rebounds, three steals and two assists in about 10 minutes off the bench in his Springdale debut after … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Springdale 65, Southside 46

Chris Owens, Kyler Mahar and TreShawn Gause combined for 50 points as Springdale beat Southside 65-46 to snap a six-game losing streak and clinch a spot in the state tournament.

Owens scored a game-high 19, Mahar had 16 and Gause 15 to lead the Bulldogs (13-13, 4-9). Gause also played a stellar floor game, finishing with eight assists, six rebounds and three steals.

Mahar scored 12 of his 16 in the first half as the Bulldogs ended the second quarter on a 16-4 run to take control of the game. Alex Foree had a team-high 17 points and 15 rebounds for Southside … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Springdale 58, Southside 44

FORT SMITH — Springdale High punched its ticket to the state tournament with a 58-44 win at Fort Smith Southside on Tuesday, its second win in three games.

Springdale (13-13, 4-9) also kept itself in the running for the 7A-West’s No. 5 by beating Southside by double-digits after Southside won by 11 at Springdale in the teams’ first meeting. The Lady Bulldogs scored six points in the final minute to cancel out what would have been a Southside tiebreaker if it had been a single-digit game.

Junior Chasidee Owens scored a game-high 17 points for Springdale, while Ja’Vonda Daniels added 12 and made … Continue Reading ››

7A/6A Standings, Scenarios (Feb. 22 edition)

After six weeks of good weather, Jack Frost decided to mess with Arkansas prep basketball last week and if Sunday's snow sticks, he can affect makeup games on Monday. Hopefully, we can get all games in this week to finish the regular season.

Most tournament spots have been secured, but what seeds the teams will be are still in some doubt. The picture should be a little clearer after Tuesday.

Standings and scores for all four 7A/6A conferences are here.


7A-Central – Van Buren has clinched the one seed. Bryant has clinched a berth. Conway can clinch a berth with … Continue Reading ››

Prairie Grove swarms to 4A-1 Title

Michael Woods/NWADG -- Taylor Hartin (left) drives against Huntsville's Emily Phillips during Saturday's 4A-1 District Tournament championship game. Prairie Grove defeated Huntsville 42-39.
Kevin Froud screamed, stomped his feet and implored his team to drive to the basket.

No coach anywhere coaches harder than the Prairie Grove girls coach. And no coach gets more out of his or her team.

There are no seniors on the Lady Tigers' roster. The entire roster is comprised of players standing 5-foot nothing. There's not a single player that steps off the Prairie … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Northside 53, Springdale 46

SPRINGDALE — Dedric Patterson scored a team-high 15 points to lead Northside to a 53-46 road win, the Grizzlies’ seventh victory in their last eight games.

Northside (17-8, 7-4) trailed at halftime and at the end of the third quarter, but went on a 9-0 run early in the fourth to take the lead for good. Patterson scored seven during the spurt as the Grizzlies turned a deficit into a 47-42 lead.

TreShawn Gause scored a game-high 18 points for Springdale (8-16, 3-9) and was a large part of the reason the Bulldogs maintained the lead as long as they did.

Box Score

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Girls: Northside 78, Springdale 86

SPRINGDALE — Fort Smith Northside erased a halftime deficit in the third quarter, then pulled away in the fourth to survive a scare in a 78-66 road win at Springdale High.

The Lady Bears (24-1, 10-1 7A-West) trailed 40-33 at the half, but exploded for 45 second-half points and forced 14 Springdale turnovers after halftime as they re-took the lead and distanced themselves in the fourth for the win. The win kept Northside in position to claim the conference’s No. 1 seed for the state tournament.

Kira Sheperd scored a game-high 22 points and Aahliyah Jackson added 20 for Northside.

Springdale’s Ja’Vonda Daniels … Continue Reading ››

1975 Fayetteville State Champs To Be Honored

In the 1975 Arkansas high school basketball season, Fayetteville cut down the nets for what was then the Class AAA state championship. While it was wasn't the school's first state title - as the Purple Bulldogs had previously won a championship way back in 1948 - this team was in many ways the trendsetter for what would become a tradition-rich program for years to come.

Joe Kretschmar, the Arkansas High School Hall of Fame coach who passed away at the age of 75 in 2009. took over as head coach at Fayetteville in 1966 and had already established the Bulldogs as a consistent … Continue Reading ››

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